Why I Thank God

by Grace Young



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/2/2022

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781664250796
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781664250789

About the Book

This story is about a little boy who owes all of his blessings to God. He comes from a religious family. He doesn’t quite have a full understanding of God yet, but he does know that He exists. He is very thankful for the blessings he has received.

About the Author

Grace Young Biography

I was born in Port Chester, New York, attended the Port Chester Rye Brook Public School System, and graduated from the Port Chester High School in 1968. I am a widow and was Married to Mr. Larmont Young, from Tuckahoe, New York who passed away in 1980. We have four children Tracey, Crystal, Michele, and Larmont Jr.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minor in Elementary Education and a Master of Science Degree in Education (Reading). I also hold permanent certificates in Education and Reading from the College of New Rochelle and a certificate of Theology from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa Oklahoma. I also earned a A.A.S. Degree in Nursing from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York

I started working for the Port Chester Rye Brook School System in 1977 as a Substitute Teacher and did so for 13 years. I was a teacher of Adult Basic Education in Math and Reading from 1974-1977, taught kindergarten at Thomas A. Edison Elementary School for a few years. have been a substitute nurse for the District and also a tutor. My position for the next 23 years as a Reading Specialist at Corpus Christi Holy Rosary School until I retired in 2013.

I am very active in the Port Chester Community. I am a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Services and have been a member for 25 years and still involved with them. The Port Chester Teacher Association, and W.E.V.R.C. (Westchester Emergency Volunteer Reserve Corp) as a volunteer nurse. I was a volunteer at United Hospital in the Emergency Room until the hospital closed in 2005. I was aldo a volunteer at Greenwich Hospital. in the Emergency Room.

I am a member of St. Frances A.M.E. Zion Church, where I held the following position (Chairman of the Trustee Board 2012 for 6 years, Assistant Superintendent of the Sunday School, a Sunday School Teacher, W.H.O.M. (Women’s Home and Overseas Mission Society), Church Health Medical Staff Member. I have been volunteering in the church soup kitchen for over 25 years and also participated as a volunteer at Corpus Christi Church for the Midnight Run (a program that goes out and feed the homeless who are living in the streets bringing food and clothes) I am also a member of the N.A.A.C.P.

I am also a volunteer at Don Bosco Community Center with their outreach program passing out food and clothing to the needy.

I received Proclamations October 15, 2016 from the following : Westchester County Board of Legislators, Port Chester, New York, Town of Rye Westchester County New York, Port Chester/ Rye N.A.A.C.P. Freedom Fund Luncheon Award Meitorious Activities George Latimer New York State Senate New York State Assembly Citation State Assemblyman Steven Otis, Office of County Executive Westchester County, N.Y. Robert Asterino (County Executive) Award Honorary Teacher Retirement of Outstanding Accomplishments June 19, 2013 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edward Kliszus

Award certificate:
With American Red Cross for 25 years of service April 19, 2021

I am the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren. And 4 great grandchildren. In my leisure time I love reading, dabbling in clay arts, bicycle riding, ice skating and walking on nice days.

I strongly believe that the children are our future. I believe in what the Bible says, “If a child is trained in the right way to go, when they get older they will not depart from it “